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Sound off about the ways the world gets ADHD wrong—and why it should wake up and smell the reality.
posted: Tuesday November 10th - 2:25pm
The Scandal of ADHD Diagnosis in the U.S.
The majority of ADHD diagnoses are made with the kind of attention you wouldn’t accept from an automobile service department. And our kids are the ones getting hurt by the fractured process. Things need to change.
posted: Friday February 20th - 11:39am
Adults: Are You Part of the 85 Percent?
Many adults are walking around with ADHD and don’t know it. Our advice? Get it checked out, sooner rather than later.
posted: Monday December 15th - 2:49pm
The Press Got It Wrong: The Real Truth Behind a New Test for ADHD
It is called NEBA, and it can determine if a child’s symptoms are caused by ADHD or another condition.
posted: Wednesday September 3rd - 2:56pm
Wrong, Wrong, Wrong: How the Media Butchers the Facts About ADHD
The misinformation about attention deficit in the public arena is more than annoying. It can harm people.
posted: Monday July 14th - 9:12am
Stop Judging My ADHD Son!
We should all celebrate the unseen gifts of our kids, even as the world shakes its head in silent judgment.
posted: Monday March 24th - 9:35am
Is ADHD a Disease? That's Not the Right Question
The litmus test is: Will a child be better off, in the long run, with ADHD treatment?
A series of articles and books have popped up lately denying that ADHD is a legitimate disease. Some have cited allegations that Dr. Leon Eisenberg, an early pioneer in identifying ADHD, made a deathbed confession that ADHD is a “fictitious” disease. So is ADHD a legitimate disease? The first question that needs to be answered is: What’s a disease? Diseases are social constructs. Our concept of disease is...
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posted: Tuesday December 17th - 9:52am
The Media: Getting a Lot Wrong about ADHD — Again
A new front-page article about attention deficit in the New York Times is inaccurate in places, outdated in others, and unnecessarily frightening to many people.
The front page of the New York Times on Sunday, December 15, 2013, featured an article, “The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder,” by Alan Schwarz. It says that the number of diagnoses of ADD soared amid a 20-year drug marketing campaign. This lengthy article says that “classic ADHD,” historically estimated to affect 5% of children, is a legitimate disability that impedes success at school, work, and...
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posted: Monday October 21st - 9:35am
More Diagnosis Means More Treatment — and a Greater Chance for Success
A new article in the ~New York Times~ yesterday decries the fact that ADHD diagnoses and treatment are increasing. The author couldn’t be happier. Managing ADHD at an early stage can propel students to success at school and in life.
The article from that ran in the New York Times this past Sunday, entitled "The Not-So-Hidden Cause Behind the ADHD Epidemic," by Maggie Koerth-Baker, continues the pattern of the newspaper to look at mental health developments in general, and ADHD in specific, from a conspiracy theory point of view. The article notes the fact that the rate of diagnosis and treatment have been steadily rising in little...
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posted: Wednesday October 2nd - 10:15am
Danger: Distraction Ahead
The last thing I need when I’m behind the wheel is to hear a strange, unexpected beep from my iPhone. How about you?
posted: Thursday June 6th - 7:30pm« Speak Up, Please
“Teacher, I Need Your Help”
What ADHD students wish their teachers knew.
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